SC4 hosts Dr. Robert T. Bakker

The famous paleontologist keynotes STEM Conference.

   SC4 will host Houston Museum of Natural Science Curator of Paleontology Dr. Robert T. Bakker to speak during the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education conference, Friday Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in SC4’s Fine Arts Theatre.

Bakker is the keynote speaker for an evening lecture on popular paleontology, during the two day STEM education conference taking place Friday Oct. 25 and Saturday Oct. 26.

The STEM conference will take place on SC4’s Port Huron campus, and includes lectures, workshops, and family activities to promote STEM programs to children.

According the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s website, Bakker acted as an adviser to the Jurassic Park films. He is also a bestselling author, most notable for his book “The Dinosaur Heresies,” as well as many children’s books on dinosaurs.

Bakker was one of the first paleontologists to postulate that dinosaurs weren’t all the large cold-blooded reptiles most come to think of, but creatures with warm-blood, feathers, and the means to inhabit the earth for over 200 million years.

Bakker is currently digging for Permian-era species in Seymour, Texas.

For more information or to register for the lecture and STEM conference visit SC4.edu/stemconf.

 

Nicholas Wedyke

Managing Editor

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